The Old Convent
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... the old Irish name for the town of Collinstown, when translated means "the town of the veiled women, or "the town of the old hags". This was an irreverent name which referred to the nuns of the convent on the island.
The two other islands are Castle Island, and Turgesius Island.
... not you'll go into the family business if you happen on own one of three caves in Ireland.
We were expertly guided 200ft down below the earth's surface into a series of caves that they're still discovering. Our guide's father and one other, spent 7 years conducting tours down into the caves, which funded making them more accessible. They would conduct the ...
... drive and saw some amazing scenery and visited the Kerry Bog Village Museum which gave an insight into how people lived in the 18th century. Cobh Harbour which was the last port of call for the Titanic before its tragic demise was another beautiful stop. We stood on the Blackwater River Bridge at Fermoy and watched in amazement the salmon trying to swim up the river, lucky for them no fishing was allowed and no bears were in sight.
... woman you.'
If she weren't married to Philip I'd marry her myself.
I feel so privileged to spend that time with her, and so grateful for the time that we spend. Sometimes it's just like that. You don't see some one for a while and then they're there and they're just wonderful.
It's because of the Lisa's in this world crazy people like me get to do their mad trips.
... of renovating. As such, the self guided tour was a bit lacking, (plus I think I was the only one actually on it, which was interesting to be wandering alone in this huge old house) but there were parts that they had completed, such as the kitchen. Overall, I still liked it because I love to look at all the architecture and decorations and such. Fota House also has an extensive arboretum. You know what that means?? More ...